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JW - Prefixes

Medical Terminology Prefixes

a-, an- without
ambi- both
ante-, pre-, pro- before
anti-, contra- against
bi- two or both
brady- slow
chlor- green
circum-, peri- around
cirrh-, xanth- yellow
con-, sym-, syn- with
cyan- blue
dia-, trans- across or through
dipl- double
dis- seaprate from or apart
dys- painful, difficult
ec- away or out
ecto-, exo- outside
en- in, within
endo-, intra- within
epi- upon
erythr-, rube- red
eso- inward
eu- good or normal
hemi-, semi- half
heter- different
hyper-, super-, supra- above or excessive
hypo- below or deficient
im-, in- not
infra-, sub- below or under
inter- between
iso- equal
leuk- white
macro- large
medi-, meso-, mid- middle
meta- beyond, after, changing
micro- small
mono-, uni- one
multi-, poly- many
neo- new
pachy- heavy, thick
pan- all
para- alongside of or abnormal
polio- gray
post- after
pseudo- false
purpur- purple
quadri- four
re- again or back
retro- after
tachy- fast
tri- three
ultra- beyond or excessive
xer- dry
Created by: JWinberry